Aya Louisa McDonald and Susanna Newbury (Art) presented on their recent work at the 106th annual College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles Febr. 21-24. McDonald organized and chaired a two-part panel on the Changing Interactions between Japanese artists and the West Coast; her conference paper examined the relationship between the Mexican and California mural movements and the rise of muralism in Japan in the 1930s. Dr. Newbury spoke about grassroots artist mobilization in Los Angeles in the late 1970s at the Society of Contemporary Art Historian's panel on Microcommunities and cultural sustainability in contemporary art. The College Art Association conference consists of four days and over 300 presentations, panel discussions, workshops, special events, and exhibitions exploring the study, practice, and history of art and visual culture. As the best-attended international forum in the visual arts, the Annual Conference creates a community of practitioners, scholars, and the general public seeking to learn and connect.
Also presenting was UNLV alumna, Katie Anania (B.A. Art History '06, Ph.D.UT-Austin, ‘16, Wallace Fellow at Villa i Tatti (Harvard University), and former art faculty Jason Hill and Kirsten Swenson.